Sidelined

[quick post]

Today was supposed to be a 4 mile tempo run, but I’m nursing a sore IT band on my right leg so I’m #sidelined. I’m certain  that I am the only runner to ever have this issue. 

I have been icing, stretching, and foam rolling (I’m sure I’m the only runner to do this as well). I found this great DIY ice pack on Pinterest. 1 tablespoon of salt to 1 cup of water (I did 3 total cups) in a couple ziploc bags (magic wand wave) and BAM! Now your knees are cold. 

This is actually the first time in my short running career that I have not been able to run due to injury/soreness. I may be treating this like a new parent with their first child, but better safe than #sidelined deeper into my training. 

I still got in a good workout in the gym:

  • 5 miles of easy spin bike, 
  • Light weights with high reps
  • Ample stretching

  

I forgot to include the bike computer in this pic so just pretend it says 5 miles at the top
 
Everything is on the up and up with my knee, but I won’t begin training until it is 100%. So here’s to a quick recovery, and as always, let’s #sub3!

8 thoughts on “Sidelined

    1. Thanks for the tips! This ITBS is all new territory for me. As much as it pains me to not run, I’ve learned that it’s my only option. I will definitely try some of those workouts #everybodyneglectsthehips. Thanks again!

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    1. Thanks! Don’t be sad! I really think that I am close to running again. Recovering from this has been harder than any training I have ever done (and I haven’t even been out that long). Thanks again for the good wishes!!!

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  1. Nice work on the alternative exercise when sidelined. I had an injury last year that took me out of almost any activity for quite some time. That was not cool. Good luck with the IT band healing up soon.

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    1. Thanks! I was so worried that I might be #sidelined for a while with this but it seems to be healing quickly, and I think I will be able to start running again soon! #cantwait

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